Category Archive: Equipment Field Testing

Best LED Head Torch For Bugout, Camping and Hiking

Could This Be The Best LED Head Torch For Bugout, Camping And Hiking? Bugout and Wild Camping are essential skills to practice whenever you can, and having a good wild camp kit, with the right gear is also essential.As it starts to get dark you normally find yourself beavering away setting up your camp and …

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EDC Everyday Carry Essentials For Preppers

What Are The EDC Everyday Carry Essentials For PreppersPreppers EDC [everyday carry] will consist of mostly the same gear for emergency survival.IT does, however, begin to change as you see people personalising their EDC to fit their particular situations. For example: If I were going to, or working in an harsh environment, I would consider an emergency shelter …

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EDC Must Have Gear | FireMask F60

EDC Must Have Survival Emergency GearCarrying your EDC to and from work is common amongst us preppers. But there are areas we travel in that make an EDC essential and there is one item that is absolutely essential to pack.The FireMask F60:   Skip straight to video review here:  |   Skip straight to prices & availability here: …

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Good Locking Knives For Preppers | Lock Knife For Sale | Review Videos

Folding Lock Knives Review and For SaleThis article is solely about folding lock knives: With video reviews of each locking knife shown, and also links to the lock knife sale page for each one. The locking knife is, without doubt, far more desirable than a non locker, and generally far more useful for everyday pocket …

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Ultimate Shelter The Tree Tent Hammock

Ultimate ShelterThe Tree Tent HammockFor a while now I have been trying to take a new bit of kit out with me and see how how easy it is to setup – at last I have had the chance, during a three day hike I planned to stop at woodlands that would be the perfect …

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Drones Quadcopters and Prepping

Want To Really Know Whats Going OnDrones, Quadcopters and PreppingFor Survival When The SHTF In this article I want to cover the specific uses a drone could have for us preppers if we find ourselves in the mist of a SHTF situation.I use the title “Drones, Quadcopters and Preppers” because I want to be specific …

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How To Stealth Camp | Rucksack Setup and Equipment You Need

How To Stealth Camp In The UkThe art of good Stealth Camping is really quite simple, although there are those that want to make it into some sort of science! Essentially Stealth Camping is the art of non detention. It’s all about going into somewhere (insertion) staying for a pre-determined time (observation), and then leaving …

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Survival Hammock For Your Bug Out Bag

How To Choose A Survival Hammock For Your Bug Out BagFor the lone prepper a hammock is without doubt one of the best choices for sleeping and shelter when it comes to bugging out.Choosing one to suit your needs is a very straightforward process. In a hurry…!Skip straight to video review here: Skip straight to prices …

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Best Torch For Camping

Could This Be The Best Torch For Camping & Survival A lot of people view a torch as just something to have handy in one of your kitchen drawers, in case you need it… Of course, being a prepper, I completely disagree.!Skip straight to video review here: A good torch is an absolute necessity and something …

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Solar Cooker For Preppers and Survival

This could Be The Best Solar Cooker For Preppers And Survival Ever..!! The heart of the GoSun Solar Cooker. In the past I have been out, in the woods, trying out new bushcraft and survival skills.And often thought that watching over my food to make sure it doesn’t burn, can take up a lot of …

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LifeStraw Personal Water Purification Filter Test and Review

LifeStraw Personal Water Purification Filter –  Test and Review  There may be water everywhere, but would you risk just scooping it up and drinking it? If you were in an absolutely desperate situation where you had nothing to drink for days, then maybe it’s a yes. If your life depended on it, then it might …

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UK Legal Pepper Spray for Self Defence | Video Review And Test

The Alternative UK Pepper Spray for Survival Defence UK laws regarding self defence are very strict, and for any normal member of the public this can be a problem – as a prepper it presents its own problems especially if SHTF. The choice of weapons to defend yourself, your family and your preps is very …

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Bushbox XL Survival Stove Review

Wild Camping or Bug Out Cooking Stove Review | Bushbox XL The perfect wood burning stove for wild camping or bug outA decent cooking stove is an essential part of your bug out kit and as such needs to meet a few specific requirements to be considered worth taking with you. Must be compact to …

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Flint and Steel Fire Starting

Traditional Methods Of Flint And Steel Fire Starting In this article I shall be showing how to make fire using a flint and steel, and also reviewing the authentic fire starting kit (shown above) For those aficionados among us – creating fire using a Flint and Steel is the oldest and considered the purest known …

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Best Survival Knots For Preppers

What Are The Best Survival Knots For Preppers American Paracord Assorted Pack10 Colours x 10 Feet£9.95 inc VAT & delivery Do you know how to tie ‘proper’ rope knots? A lot of people don’t, and yet knots are a very necessary part of your survival strategy, as they play an important role in so many …

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Best Camping Stove For Your Bug Out Bag

Best Camping Stove For Your Bug Out Bag It’s not often I can make a claim for a product, but I have to admit if you’re looking for the Best Camping Stove For Your Bug Out Bag, then it’s well worth considering the JetBoil system. I have only just treated myself to the JetBoil system …

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Revive H2O Portable Water Filter Bottle Review

Safe Drinking Water From The Revive H2O Portable Water Filter Bottle Under 2p Per Litre For Safe, Clean Drinking Water- a water filter bottle is a must for any prepper – Today I’m reviewing a new water filter bottle that has just come onto the prepping market and, as usual in my reviews I will …

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Edible insects UK

  Edible Insects UK Can you really eat insects and bugs? Yes, of course you can, alive or dead, but there’s always that risk of getting something quite nasty as a result. In this review I want  to show you a way you can try a whole selection of insects and bugs that you wouldn’t …

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How To Make The Best Ever Survival Bread

How To Make The Best Ever Survival Bread Preppers need to know how to make survival food. These recipes are perfect for prepping and adding to your food store. As a prepper it is mighty important to have as many skills under your belts as you possibly can. After all, your going to need them …

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Fire By Compression Using The Fire Piston

The Fire Piston As An Instant Fire Starter Compact, Light & Easy To Use Being able to make a fire is an essential requirement in a survival situation. Fire is nature’s TV, gives you warm, wards off animals and insects, gives you a means to cook and sterilise your water for drinking as well as …

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Survival Water Bottle With Filter

What is the best Water Bottle with Filter for Survival? With so many to choose from, what portable water filter is best for survival  Every Prepper knows the importance given to the acquisition of water supplies and how necessary it is to ensure you have ample clean drinkable water to ensure a higher chance of …

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Best water filter bottle – Water To Go

The best water filter bottle yet – The Water To Go, portable drinking water bottle. I have used and reviewed many types of water filters in the past, but could this really be the best water filter bottle yet?!   Everyone knows a story about someone who has been very ill as a result of …

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Best fire starter for bushcraft and survival

There are several different methods for starting a fire in the wild – but with the absence of a naked flame, what is the best fire starter for bushcraft and survival. There has always been a few tried and tested fire starting methods that have been passed down through the ages – most will result in …

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Best Camping and Hiking Hammock

What is the best all round camping and hiking hammock for preppers? Setting up a tent has always presented problems when theres uneven or rough ground – no matter how good you clear the area, there will always be a lump or a stone left below, just waiting to aggravate you all night. Then there’s …

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Grilliput Fire Bowl and Barbecue Test and Review

  Testing and review of the Grilliput Fire Bowl and Folding Barbecue Grill. There are many times when you’re out hiking or camping and you can have an open fire or barbecue but it needs to be contained and controlled. Well, if you want to cook on an open fire, BBQ style, you definitely don’t …

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Bushbox Ultralight Outdoor Pocket Stove Test and Review

Bushbox Ultralight Outdoor Pocket Stove Test and Review One of the key factors when hiking and on the move is the weight of your survival gear – even an EDC bag can get a bit heavy when you try to cover all your survival needs. Well, in this review I am covering one of the …

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Bushbox Outdoor Pocket Micro Stove EDC Box Review

Bushbox Outdoor Pocket Micro Stove EDC Box Review Possibly one of the smallest micro stoves in the world..! This is my review of the Bushbox Outdoor Pocket Micro Stove EDC Box – sometimes this size of cooking stove is referred to as either a micro stove, and EDC stove or a hobo cook stove, in effect …

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How To Sharpen Knives The Easy Way

How To Sharpen Knives The Easy Way As a prepper you will have acquired the odd survival knife or two, also a multi tool and probably a Swiss Army Knife as well – am I right.?! When you bought them new, they came nice and sharp and ready for action – you make even of …

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Magnum Stealth Force 8 Boots – personal view

Magnum Stealth Force 8 Boots – personal view    Well, I’ve just collected a lovely new pair of boots from Magnum this afternoon. I’ve been looking at these  boots for some time now as the need for a new pair of multi purpose boots was well overdue. Straight Out of the Box: The first thing …

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Magnum Stealth Force 8 CT CP SZ Waterproof Boots

Magnum Stealth Force 8 CT CP SZ Waterproof Boots  In this review I am testing a pair of Stealth Force 8 boots from Magnum. They are the side zip version of these boots and feature the cleaver YKK side zipper – Magnum also make these in a non zipped boot. In this review I take the boots through …

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Hi Tec Altitude V I WP Hiking Boots – Test and Review

Hi Tec Altitude VI WP Hiking Boots – Test and Review Click all images for larger view         This review is for the all new Hi-Tec Altitude VI WP hiking boots [2014]. These boots are the latest addition to the, already superb, Altitude range, and very first thing you notice about these boots is …

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Best LED Torch – KLARUS ST11 Tactical torch – full test & video review

KLARUS ST11 Tactical torch – full test & video review  Buying a torch that’s suitable for prepping is far more in depth than just going to your local store and trying to pick up the best LED torch for your money. In fact, it is essential to go to the more specialist manufacturers to get a true preppers torch that has all the requirements for …

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Hi Tec Phoenix Hiking Boots – Test and Review

 Hi Tec Phoenix Waterproof Hiking Boots – full test & review Click all images for larger view     I have chosen the Hi Tec Phoenix Hiking Boot for this weeks review as it is an excellent choice of boot, especially if you prefer the more modern styling for your hiking boots as compared to the military …

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Hi Tec Hiking Walking Boots

Hi Tec Hiking Walking Boots –  SURVIVAL & EVERYDAY USE  The Hi-Tec range of hiking footwear is probably one of the very best choices of boots for any preppers, hikers or walkers. These boots offer us preppers the very latest in design and technology, giving us quality kit when we need it most. Here’s a couple of top …

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Bahco Laplander Folding Saw – testing and review

Bahco Laplander Folding Saw – testing and review   In this review I will be testing the Bahco Laplander – a well designed lightweight folding saw. It is made in Sweden and, of course, uses a good quality steel with a super sharp edge and from many of the other write-ups I have seen, is considered to …

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Lifesaver Water Filter Bottle – full review

Water Purification For PreppingThe Lifesaver Water Filter Bottle There are a few choices when it comes to filtering and purifying water in a survival situation.From making your own bushcraft style filter using rocks and sand, to building a fire and boiling.But as preppers we all like to keep things nice and simple.Hence, for that reason I …

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Magnum Original Side Zip Boots Review

Magnum Original SIde Zip Tactical Boots Review  In this survival kit review I am testing a pair of Original Side Zip boots from Magnum. The side zips are part of Magnum’s “Force” range and very much a tactical boot. In the review I take these boots for a nice 10k hike across fields and through forest with very uneven and …

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Essential Survival Aids – Bushbox Hobo Pocket Stove Review

 Bushbox Hobo Pocket Stove Review   Manufactured in Germany and made of 100% stainless steel, this survival stove is definitely one of the most compact units I have seen. In this review I will cover the assembly and dismantle of the Bushbox Hobo Outdoor Pocket Stove as well as finding out  “Does It Work In The Field’.? Specifications: …

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Esbit Pocket Survival Stove Review

Esbit Pocket Survival Stove Review If you are one of those preppers wishing to travel light and compact, there are a few choices of cooking stoves available to you on the market today. But for sheer simplicity and ease of cooking I think the Esbit Pocket Stove ranks among the top. I wanted to see …

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Folding Lock Knives Review and For Sale

Folding Lock Knives Review and For Sale This article is solely about folding lock knives:The locking knife is far more desirable than a non locker, and far more useful for everyday and survival tasks. They are the middle man between the fixed blade knife and the non locking pocket knife, which makes them a very …

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Best Water Filter Straw for Survival

Best Water Filter Straw for Survival  Every Prepper should have several means by which safe drinking water is available regardless of the survival situation and there are several very good choices on the market but what is the Best Water Filter Straw for Survival..? For a quick, on the spot ‘top up’ a Filter Straw is the …

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